Latino Oral Histories Will Become Monologues

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Thanks to grants from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, we will be transforming the Latino oral histories into theatrical monologues.

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Senator Jack Reed celebrates Latino History Month with a walking tour of RI Latino historic sites

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On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Senator Jack Reed’s office reached out to the Project Director of the Latino History Project and asked that asked that we take him to some of the sites listed in the Latino History Walking Tour in Providence.

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Latino History in Rhode Island: Book Talk & Signing

Latino History Talk on Oct 5 2016

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1st Providence Fotohistoria: Fefa's Market


Location: Parkview & Broad Street RIPTA bus shelter.

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Unveiling of First RI Latino Fotohistorias in Providence: Fefa's Market

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In the in 1960s in Providence, a young Dominican woman named Josefina Rosario and her husband, Tony, single-handedly launched a community. They sponsored dozens of Dominicans, rescuing them from tyranny and helping them resettle here.

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Nuestras Raíces and PPS Receive Grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation


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We are pleased to announce that Rhode Island Latino Arts in partnership with the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) was awarded a grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Antoinette Downing Fund for Rhode Island. These grant funds will be used to Explore Places of Significance to RI's Latino Communities.

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Fotohistorias • Latino History Banners Unveiled in Central Falls

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Today we celebrated what's good in this world: Immigrants raising a dying industry from the ashes, in a small city one-square-mile in size and making it one giant success story for all of Rhode Island to be proud of.

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Guía Virtual Blingüe • Latino History Rhode Tour

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Information from the Nuestras Raíces archives and collected during the panel discussions of LA500, has been translated into Spanish and added to the Rhode Tour mobile app and website. Guía Virtual Bilingüe will make the Latino histories meaningful, relevant, and accessible to the Spanish-speaking population that serves as the subject of the Latino History Project.

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Cuba & Rhode Island: Then & Now

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This will be a discussion on the complexities of the Cuban-American experience through changing political climates.

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Historic New England Lecture & Book Talk

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Join Nuestras Raíces Program Director and RI Latino Arts Executive Director for an interesting evening in Lincoln, RI

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The History of the Latino Labor Movement in RI

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Join us for a screening of Pride & Prejudice, which features César Chávez and the history of the labor movement in the United States.

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The History of Political Empowerment in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island has seen a rising Latino political tide. In 2015 the state elected its first Latina to a statewide office, its second Latino Providence mayor, and its first Latina City Councilwoman in Pawtucket.

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Foto Historias • Digital Stories

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In 2015 RI Latino Arts, the parent organization of Nuestras Raíces, received funding from the ADD Fund of the Rhode Island Foundation to create digital stories based on the Latino history project.

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